Friday, April 27, 2012

Products That Make You Say WTF

How long are you people at the Grocery Store?!!!!

**Truth be told I am just jealous of the cute elastic buggy covers. I'm too cheap to spend $50 so I got a $15 mini one at Marshalls. But seriously.....if you own the one above why don't you just feed your child there, change the diaper in the produce section and ask the cashier to teach your kid long division.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April J.Crew Warehouse Sale in Asheville

I went to the J.Crew Warehouse sale for the first time around 3 years ago. I was hungover and alone but still an early riser that morning so headed down the mountain from my parents house. I waited outside the side entrance for probably an hour and was then led into the Homegoods sized room which was covered in boxes. *Unsorted* boxes of clothes!!! Needless to say, digging through boxes hungover is a BAD idea. I scored a bunch of cords and cable knit sweaters but ran out of there before I could do major damage. (And promptly headed to McDonalds for hangover food)

After everyone put their tailgate chairs and blankets away....8:58am

I never know exactly when these sales are and I have to thank Scoop Charlotte for keeping me up to date! Most of the time when I'm visiting AVL I have husband, baby, and two dogs in tow and I just never make it to the argyle bonanza. This weekend however I happened to be in town solo so I woke up at zero dark thirty and plopped my booty in line behind 75 other people.

Wrapped around the parking lot

Boxes and boxes and boxes

Wedding Dresses are $50

 Verdict? Totally worth it..but TAKE FRIENDS. The Furman girls were there in packs and each tackled specific areas (tops, bottoms, swim, dresses, accessories) and grabbed what they knew their friends a.wanted or b. could fit into. It is completely overwhelming by yourself. I would get halfway through a box and become disillusioned with the wrong sizes and inappropriate sequins. I was also in a hurry to head back to CLT but here is what I did score...

Boy’s long-sleeve polo in navy stripe

I also nabbed several winter coats for my son for the next three seasons, a ruffle open cardigan, four shirts for my hubby and several other items. All in all it is definitely a killer sale but you must take a shopping buddy. The Crewcuts section is worth it all on its own but there are tons of women's bargains to be had. The gaggle of College girls trying on stuff beside me had seized lots of cute stuff....they obviously had Chloe running the schematics on their PDA's.

Here is the price sheet. They are VERY serious about their rules so if I don't blog for a few days after this they have found me and gagged me with a boatneck french stripe terry pullover.


**Fun fact: I used to answer the phones one summer at J.Crew in AVL. Did you place a catalog order back then? You know........BEFORE THE INTERNET!?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Today Show Fail #489

I work from home on Fridays so typically that is the only time I ever put on the Today Show. Today I see that these are the guests...

I'm curious what the Today Show thinks their demographic is? I know Spring Breakers are up in NYC but aren't most of the people watching SAHM's or women over 20? I know I'm old at a wrinkly 32 but I DON'T GIVE TWO SHITS ABOUT ANY OF THESE FREAKING WOMEN!

Between Ann Curry's Wonky self (I love her but come on), the Ryan Seacrest rumors and the recent Sarah Palin co-host gig....I would rather watch QVC. The only thing I do like is Hoda & Kathie Lee because at least they get drunk and giggle.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ford's 1st Birthday Party! (What DIDN'T happen)

Yep, I wanted to order this. To use for 5 minutes. Thank you MJW for letting me borrow your bib! (Which i forgot to use)

I apologize for the comparison but when it comes to planning anything, I liken myself to Hitler or Mommy Dearest. I'm not proud of it, I take medication to tone it down, but it still happens. I had a honey-do list and a Kat list both of which were an entire sheet of college rule paper. Several things happened to derail my master plan:
1. My husband was supposed to have Thursday & Friday off, work got in the way and this didn't happen.
2. Husband and stepson both thought they had allergies all week, not so much.
3. Ford started goopy eyes on Thursday. I assumed it was the pollen infused air but no go.
4. Husband's list became my list and while I am a master of multitasking I only got 50% of both done.
5. Ford woke up with what sounded like whooping cough in the wee hours Saturday morning. Okay, I figured I would get up and shower at 5:30, knock off the remaining 10 things, and take him to his Dr at 8:30 for the Saturday hours....

Well, no Saturday hours for the only Saturday in the world I needed them. M ended up taking Ford and D to Urgent Care where they diagnosed all sick. I texted all the moms to tell them the news and those dear dear amazing women all still came!!!!!!!!!!! (Picture me in the kitchen with my also type A Dad sobbing about how pretty the cake was and nobody would be here to eat it)

But with all that hoopla here is what didn't happen:

I ordered this precious Cow and Horse stuffed animal off Zulily to place on the bales of hay by the front door with some cute Welcome sign. I do love Zulily but good grief it took 6 weeks to ship. These animals arrived Monday. Thanks Zulily!

I ordered 1 dozen Cowboy hat so each kid could have one. Company snafu (me screaming at Amazon) and they only shipped two. Thanks Amazon!

I REALLY wanted a Party Banner. AND to order all the crazy water bottle labels, cupcake toppers...etc....Max finally dumped a bucket of cold water on me and slapped me across the face. Whew, needed that. But might see them in the future. Over the top? Yes. But remember, I'm obsessed with photographs and look how pretty!

The Bar was supposed to be set up on the porch to make the party flow better. Thanks Rain! It ended up being nice outside but you can never tell.

There was supposed to be more food. But I rant out of time to make the gooey bars and the Weight Watchers roll-ups and Baked Beans in cute containers with raffia. Seriously.

Via Kara's Party Ideas *Her site is crack

And a group shot. I really really love group shots and wanted one of all the kids in their cowboy  hats smiling and looking perfect...queue another bucket of water and slap across the face. Plus 2 of the 14 kids can stand. I'm that insane.

There...that feels better. So the party was a huge success anyways but it feels good to admit how crazy I am. Oh..and the next morning I woke up already thinking what he will want for his 2 year birthday. Sick right? I'm in the wrong line of business. Maybe we can have a Cinco de Mayo party? Father's Day brunch? Who wants to come over now for cocktails! I can have a theme by lunch.

No wire hangers

Images via  Kara's Party Ideas , Pinterest, The Knot, and Turquoise, Tulips and Bliss